The Man Behind the Microphone

A few years ago, the filmmaker Claire Belhassine was taken by the beautiful, melancholic voice of ‘Foug El Henna’ playing on the radio in a taxi in Paris. Asking the driver who was singing, she was shocked to hear the name of her own grandfather. This film tells the story of a granddaughter’s search to find her grandfather, building a profound portrait of the Godfather of Tunisian music, Hedi Jouini.

“The film goes beyond the realm of straight music documentary”